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Pioneer Elite SC-91 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

SKU SC-91
by Pioneer
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Original price $1,019.65
Original price $1,019.65 - Original price $1,019.65
Original price $1,019.65
Current price $985.00
$985.00 - $985.00
Current price $985.00
  • Up to 130W at 8 Ohms
  • Advanced MCACC Pro Room Calibration
  • 4K Pass-Through and Upscaling
  • Internet Radio Access
  • 7 x HDMI-In / 2 x HDMI-Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, & AirPlay
  • ESS SABRE Premier Audio DAC
  • Class D Power Amplifier Technology
  • Dolby Atmos Height Channel Support
  • High-Resolution Audio Decoding
Features

  • ThePioneer Elite SC-91 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiveris an efficient and powerful multi-channel powerhouse with high-resolution audio and video support. This model produces up to 130W per channel in stereo at 8 ohms and supports dual subwoofer connections for enhanced low-frequency sound. The SC-91 incorporates Pioneer's digital class D power amplifier technology and is designed to deliver dynamic sound from high-resolution audio formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. Integrated Advanced MCACC Pro room calibration allows you to tailor the sound of the receiver to your listening environment using the calibration microphone. It even incorporates a high-quality ESS ES9006S SABRE Premier digital-to-analog converter for optimized sound reproduction.

    Built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows you to access Internet radio sources like vTuner and Pandora. Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay are on-board, which allows you to wirelessly stream music from compatible audio sources such as smartphones and tablets. DLNA support is also available for streaming content from your other network-enabled, DLNA-compatible devices.

    The Pioneer SC-91 is equipped with seven HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs for interfacing high-resolution audio and video components like Blu-ray players and streaming devices. In addition to 1080p, 3D, and 4K pass-through, this model can upscale lower resolution video to near-4K quality when used with a compatible display, including 1080p to 4K version. This model also has a front-panel USB port that supports high-resolution audio formats like FLAC and WAV. For enhanced system control, the free iControlAV5 app is available for downloading on iOS and Android devices. This app will allow you to control the receiver from your compatible smartphone and tablet.

    Dolby Atmos
    When paired with Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers and content, the SC-91 allows you to enjoy immersive content thanks to the addition of two height channels.
    Class D Power Technology
    Pioneer's digital Class D amps are designed to overcome the limitations of traditional analog amplifiers and enable simultaneous output from all channels with no power loss. Furthermore, Class D amplification is efficient, drawing a fraction of the power required by traditional amplifiers.
    Dual-Band Wi-Fi
    Two separate antennas are designed to provide maximum signal strength, and support 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands of Wi-Fi transmission, delivering higher stability and greater Wi-Fi range.
    Bluetooth
    The SC-91 lets you enjoy wireless Bluetooth audio from A2DP profile Bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. Additionally, you can enjoy enriched quality with Sound Retriever AIR technology, designed specifically to enhance Bluetooth audio.
    ESS SABRE Premier Audio DAC
    The SC-91 incorporates the ES9006S SABRE Premier Audio DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) for 7.2-channel sound. This high-performance DAC, along with fine tuning by Pioneer's engineers, is designed to provide dynamic range of up to 120 dB and low distortion, offering clear audio reproduction, free of jitter.
    High-Resolution Support
    The Pioneer SC-91 supports audiophile-grade formats such as 192 kHz/24-bit AIFF, multi-channel WAV, FLAC, and Apple Lossless up to 96 kHz 24-bit. Compressed formats, such as MP3, WMA, and AAC are also supported. Stream these files from your home network, tablet, or even the front USB. DSD direct playback via network or SACD disc playback via HDMI is also supported.
    Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC Pro)
    MCACC provides an optimized, multi-channel listening experience. MCACC Pro takes calibration even further, providing an optimized, multi-channel listening experience customized specifically to your room by measuring every speaker's connection. It notes speaker size and distance from the listening point, as well as sound levels and timbre.
    Full-Band Phase Control
    Pioneer's Phase Control technology is engineered to eliminate phase lag and enhances the realism of multi-channel soundtracks. By automatically and precisely controlling the phase coherence of all units and channels, an optimized multi-channel sound environment is created to faithfully replicate Dolby Atmos encoded content.
    Subwoofer EQ
    With built-in Subwoofer EQ, the Elite SC-91 establishes the distance and characteristics of your subwoofer, and makes adjustments using four different frequency parameters and a low-latency DSP to reduce phase and timing errors.
    HDMI and HDCP 2.2
    The SC-91 features full-bandwidth HDMI Ultra HD Pass-through and 4K/60p upscaling. HDCP 2.2 (high-bandwidth digital copy protection) helps ensure compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and televisions. With seven HDMI inputs, the SC-91 handles 4K Ultra HD video at 60 frames per second-four times the resolution, plus 4:4:4-based 4K 60p content, offering up to 18 Gb/s throughput.
    Internet Radio, Pandora, and Spotify
    Not only can you enjoy thousands of Internet radio stations around the world with vTuner, you can also access your favorite music from Pandora and Spotify, complete with on-screen album art and music information. Spotify Connect is a premium subscription feature that lets you play and control Spotify with your smart devices.
    AirPlay, HTC Connect, and DLNA
    The SC-91 lets you enjoy AirPlay connectivity, offering Made for iPhone certification for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As a networked receiver, it supports Apple's AirPlay mirroring technology, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music from iPhone, iPod, or iTunes anywhere in the house. This Pioneer receiver also supports HTC Connect, the unified approach for streaming music wirelessly from select compatible HTC smartphones. There's no need for a separate app, since HTC Connect is built right into your phone's music player and streams high-quality, WAV-format files. Additionally, the SC-91 is Windows 8.1 Certified, and also supports DLNA 1.5 media streaming, which lets you access your favorite music from a DLNA server or computer connected to the same home network. Not only are compressed music files such as MP3, WMA, and AAC supported, but also high-resolution files, such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless.
    iControlAV5 App
    Whether controlling volume, switching inputs, or exploring the features of your receiver, Pioneer's free iControlAV5 remote-control app for iOS and Android allows full control of the SC-91. You can even play back music stored on your smartphone using the receiver's Push Player feature.
    Icon-Based Graphical User Interface
    The on-screen graphical user interface can be displayed in seven languages. The GUI features a simple menu structure with multiple icons that are designed to be easy to use and navigate.
    HDMI Zone Out (HD Zone) and Zone 2
    With the HD Zone feature, you can enjoy full 4K/full HD video and multi-channel sound in another room via HDMI transmission. Assign two-channel speaker output to HD Zone and listen to stereo sound in another room without an amplifier, or connect stereo audio out to an amplifier in a separate room and enjoy Internet radio and Bluetooth audio. The Elite SC-91 offers both RS-232C interface and full IP control, providing compatibility with popular home automation systems.
    Start-Up Navi App and Built-In AVNavigator
    The SC-91 features AVNavigator, a built-in system that simplifies the setup process. AVNavigator helps you easily connect the SC-91 to your network and launch your favorite web browser on virtually any device. The AVNavigator will walk you through the connection and setup of your receiver. You can even explore features of your A/V receiver using the Interactive Contents section. Just push a button on the virtual remote control and AVNavigator will activate the feature and explain what it does. The Start-Up Navi App is an app that helps you easily set up the A/V receiver via Wi-Fi with your smartphone. After opening the package, scan the QR code on the Quick Start Guide with your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad or Android device connected to your home network, and download the Start-Up Navi app. As you proceed with the wizard, the network set-up for your A/V receiver will be completed smoothly. Then, in coordination with the AVNavigator, the app lets you do all the initial settings of the A/V receiver.
    Eco Mode
    The SC-91 features an energy-saving Eco Mode that, when enabled in Standby, achieves a power consumption of only 0.1W. With a host of convenience features, including Network Standby and HDMI CEC support, ECO Mode analyzes your sources in real time, adjusting power consumption accordingly to meet demand. Or you can manually select the power-saving settings that are best for you.
    Additional Features
    • Spotify and Roku-ready
    • HD Zone audio and video (HDMI and powered), powered Zone 2 audio
    • Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connectivity
    • 24-bit audio processing
    • 9-band advanced EQ bands
    • Auto phase control plus and full band phase control
    • 5.2.2-channel and 7.2-channel support
    • Auto subwoofer crossover
    • Direct/Pure Direct mode
    • Headphone surround
    • Virtual speakers (surround back/height/wide)
    • Dialogue enhancement
    • Digital noise reduction
    • Sound delay (lip sync)
    • Bi-amplifier support
    • Brushed front panel, transformer stabilizer, and advanced direct construction
    • Network firmware update
    • Luminous learning remote control

Item Includes

  • Pioneer Elite SC-91 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
    • Remote Control
    • 2 x AAA Batteries
    • FM Wire Antenna
    • AM Loop Antenna
    • Setup Microphone
    • Power Cord
    • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Specefications

  • Power
    Amplifier TypeClass D (Direct Energy HD)
    Channels7.2
    Power Output8 Ohms Stereo: 130 W per channel (1 kHz, 0.08%, 2-ch driven FTC)
    8 Ohms Multi-Channel: 660 W combined (1 kHz, 1%)
    4 Ohms Stereo: 210 W per channel (1 kHz, 1%, 2-ch driven)
    Audio
    Formats SupportedDolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS Upmix DTS Neo:6, Multi-Channel SACD via HDMI
    DSPDigital Core Engine with Texas Instruments Aureus
    Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)ESS SABRE Premier 192 kHz/24-bit
    Supported File FormatsMP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
    Video
    Pass-ThroughYes (up to 4K) with HDCP 2.2
    UpscalingYes (up to 4K with 1080p to 4K)
    3D SupportYes
    Deep Color / x.v. Color SupportYes (36-bit)
    Connectivity
    MHLYes
    ARC (Audio Return Channel)Yes
    DLNAVersion: 1.5
    BluetoothYes
    Wi-FiYes, dual-band 2.4 / 5 GHz
    AirPlayYes
    Input7 x HDMI (1 x front, 1 x MHL)
    2 x Composite Video
    1 x Component Video
    1 x USB (front)
    3 x Stereo RCA
    1 x Digital Optical
    1 x Digital Coaxial
    1 x IR
    Output2 x HDMI
    2 x Composite Video
    2 x Subwoofer
    1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2
    1 x Headphone (front)
    1 x IR
    Other Ports1 x Ethernet
    1 x Calibration Microphone (front)
    1 x RS-232C
    2 x 12 V trigger (150 mA)
    1 x AM Antenna
    1 x FM Antenna
    1 x Power Cord
    Speaker ConnectorsFront Right
    Front Left
    Center
    Surround Right
    Surround Left
    Surround Back Right
    Surround Back Left
    Top Middle Right
    Top Middle Left
    AM/FM Presets63 Preset AM / FM Tuner
    General
    Sleep TimerYes
    Remote ControlYes
    Graphical User InterfaceYes
    Power ConsumptionActive: 290 W
    Standby: 0.1 W (standby)
    Dimensions (WxHxD)With Antennas Up: 17.1 x 10.1 x 17.4" / 434.3 x 256.5 x 442.0 mm
    With Antennas Down: 17.1 x 7.3 x 17.4" / 434.3 x 185.4 x 442.0 mm
    Weight31.6 lb / 14.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight35.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.7 x 20.5 x 11.5"